By Aditi Pangrekar and Angela Sy
The lifestyle scene is always left a-bustlin'. And in this new Father's Day edition of our weekly Lifestyle Buzz, we serve a more jam-packed list of not just the hottest goings-on. We also gather here the personalities, products, and places rocking the trending topics! Who's buzzin'? What's buzzin'? Where's the buzz lately? Check out all of it here!
Sofitel has got a bunch of special treats for dad’s this year! Over at the Sunset Bar, you dads can feast on exquisite barbecue selections that include complimentary cocktails for him, unlimited iced tea and beer—all while enjoying some good ol’ live entertainment. Spiral Manila chefs are also whipping up a slew of healthy and delicious dishes inspired by Coach Chot Reyes. If you’re the kind of dad who’d like to really relax, head over to Le Spa with your son, where you two can enjoy a 30-minute foot reflexology complete with hot tea and macarons. You can also avail of the one-hour Hilot Secret massage while your kid gets a special angel bliss massage. Another option is to avail of their “King For A Week Promo” that comes with two one-hour sessions of Filipino Pride Hilot Secret Massage at Le Spa plus two sessions of Facial Skin Spa with two complimentary oxygen facial and diamond peel. Or, if you’re looking to enjoy Father’s Day with some alcohol, Snaps Sports Bar is treating dads to either a bottle of their local beers or a mug of San Miguel Pale Draft, plus another drink on the house!
Likewise, at City of Dreams, your dad can choose to celebrate his special day in many different ways! Together with his little kids, he can bring out his inner child with the different promos and activities lined up at the world’s first interactive playspace, DreamPlay. Dads with grown up children may opt to celebrate their night with some live entertainment, ice-cold beer, and food at CenterPlay. There’s also an Father’s Day Sunday Buffet Brunch offering at Nobu Manila, two sumptuous seven-course menus and all-time a la carte Chinese food favorites at Crystal Dragon, a barbeque buffet at Wave poolside, and finally, luxe staycation options at either Crown Towers or Nobu Hotel Manila between June 16 to 18. Those interested can call 800-8080 or e-mail [email protected] to inquire.
Shopping for dad on Father’s Day can be quite the task. Thankfully, Marks & Spencer is here to make finding that perfect gift a little easier! Pamper him with skin and body care gift scents and fragrance collections, add their selection of fail-safe men’s shirts and neckties to his closet, and choose from their range of cufflinks, wallets, watches, belts, and sunglasses to his accessory collection. If you drop by any Marks & Spencer branch between June 11-24, you can get 20% off M&S toiletries and fragrances. Citibank holders get an extra special treat of 20% off on all menswear on June 17. If that date doesn’t work for you, you could take him on a shopping spree on Father’s Day and avail of the discount. What’s more, any minimum purchase of full-priced and promo-items through Marks & Spencer Loyalty Card Male Cardholders will be given free 25cl of either red or white wine! And did we mention that PHP 3,000 worth of gift vouchers are up for grabs if you enter their photo contest. Learn more through the Marks & Spencer Philippines website.
Dads hold a special place in your heart, no matter how many men you will encounter in your lifetime. So, why not celebrate his special day by taking the time to enjoy his interests with him? Whether that’d be playing sporty games and getting him the latest sportswear, shopping for high-quality pieces to add to his wardrobe, preparing for an adventurous escape from the city with travel essentials, or upgrading his everyday work and casual wear, you can shop for all these at Stores Specialists, Inc. brands like Hugo Boss from June 15-18, 2017 at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, RCC Tower, Newport and City of Dreams; Lacoste from June 1-30, 2017; and Hackett from June 14-18, 2017 at Central Square, BGC, Bonifacio High Street, and Rockwell to avail of their exclusive, Father’s Day offers. Be sure to check out their website or follow them on Instagram for more info.
For Father’s Day, TWG Tea offers an exquisite set menu consisting of a special soup of the day, followed by a grilled Wagyu Burger or pan-seared Beef Tenderloin, served with a glass of Chateau Lamartine red wine, and macarons or TWG tea-infused pastries for dessert. TWG Tea has also come up with a beautiful collection of afternoon tea table accessories such as the Grand Fine Harvest Tea Collection served in Vogue Teacups and a my Tea Tray. Avail of these treats in TWG Tea Salons & Boutiques at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila, Central Square, and S Maison Conrad Manila.
A super fun activity for the adventurous fathers out there is to spend the day splashing around Batangas and Subic or visit one of the country’s renowned surfing spots like Baler, Siargao, or La Union. If your dad is into something a little more relaxed, why not take him and the rest of family out fishing in Cavite or Laguna? Or, if your dad wants to try something new, paddle boarding at Taal Lake is a great option! No matter where you and your dad decide to go, it’s important to stay comfortable. Sperry’s sophisticated and stylish boat shoes are especially designed to provide ease around water. Visit Sperry’s stores located at Bonifacio High Street, Glorietta 3, TriNoMa, UP Town Center, SM Fairview, SM North EDSA – The Block, SM Aura Premier, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, Robinsons Place Manila, Ayala Center Cebu, SM Northwing Cebu, SM Seaside Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM Bacolod, SM Lanang – Davao, Centrio Mall – CDO, and select department stores. You can also shop online at www.sperry.com.ph or www.complexlifestylestore.com. As a bonus, you could get a FREE Dry Bag from Sperry, which you can carry along on your next exciting trip!
If you’re looking to change up dad’s wardrobe, look no further than Perry Ellis. Is he always wearing that same tie, polo, or pants to work? Think he deserves a new pair of shoes and stylish accessories to go with them? Buy him new, #VeryPerry replacements at any Perry Ellis store nationwide—whether that’s in SM Aura, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Makati or Glorietta 5.
No one knows your techie dad like you do, so why not surprise him with the latest from Huawei? If he’s a phone lover, consider either the Huawei P10/P10 Plus which comes in a range of modern colours and designs, the Leica 2.0 dual camera to capture happy moments each day, or the Huawei Mate 9 that’s good for 24/7 multitasking. Another option is the Huawei MediaPad M3. It might be just what he’s looking for if he’s a gamer! With the unique features and reliable advantages that come in each of its products, just imagine the priceless look on his face when he gets his hands on one!
If you and dad are drinking buddies, what better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a bottle of Johnnie Walker’s Scotch Whisky? From sweet and fruity to spicy and smoky, there’s a Scotch for every taste and every activity imaginable.
But if he’s still more of a Irish whiskey kind of guy, Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey is the way to go. Bushmill’s represents tradition, hardwork and timelessness; a drink well suited for the main man in your life! For Father’s Day, Bushmill collaborated with Lowden Guitars in Irealand to create a line of limited edition guitars made from their barrels as well as ancient bog oak. Check out this website to find out more.
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